Safer Streets Programme funding: Member for Calare John Cobb says local government organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and eligible incorporated not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for funding under Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Safer Streets Programme, which closes in just over 2 weeks. $29.4 million is available in individual grants to fund local crime prevention projects to boost safety and deter crime through the installation of security measures such as CCTV and better lighting. “This is an investment in security infrastructure at local crime hotspots, it aims to reduce fear of crime and contribute to greater community safety and resilience in Calare,” he said. “I encourage potential applicants to contact my office to discuss their projects eligibility and to receive all submission details.” To apply, visit: https://www.ag.gov.au/CrimeAndCorruption/CrimePrevention/Pages/ProceedsofCrimeAct.aspx. Applications close 2pm on 17 February 2016.
Funds raised for SES and RFS: Thanks to the generosity of so many Australians, over $497,000 has been raised in support of volunteer fire brigades and emergency services through Bunnings’ annual Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ, held nationally on Saturday 23rd January. New South Wales residents helped raise over $130,000 and these funds will go directly to local State Emergency Services (SES) and Rural Fire Services (RFS). Bunnings Managing Director John Gillam, said the Bunnings team was very pleased to show their support and appreciation for
the amazing work these volunteers do.
Free micro chipping day a success: Forbes Shire Council hosted its third free microchipping day last Friday and said it was a great success. Fifty dogs and cats were microchipped thanks to funding Council received through the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program to help reunite stray pets with their owners rather than be taken to the pound. Council Ranger Andrew Hubbard said all three microchipping days were well attended.“Hopefully we will be able to continue providing this free service if more funding becomes available.”